5th Grade Environmental Project

Morgan Hill Life, Community Voices: Mt. Madonna Students’ Project Aims to Save Endangered Blue Whales

Morgan Hill Life, May 15, 2021, “Community Voices by four children: Mt. Madonna students’ project aims to save endangered blue whales,” by Mount Madonna School fifth graders Deja Orozco, Minami Wu, Rory Kayne and Sera Krawetz. Majestic blue whales are found throughout…

Fifth Graders Enlist Congressman’s Support in Creating a National Blue Whale Day

While a firsthand sighting of a blue whale along California’s coast has so far eluded Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth grade students; this hasn’t diminished their passion for wanting to raise awareness about protecting these ocean giants from environmental and human-caused threats…

Citizen Advocates, Plastic Pollution and Saving Blue Whales: Buddy Classes’ Conservation Curriculum

Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth grade students are learning a lot about whales, especially blue whales, this school year. And although these whales are the largest animals to have ever lived on Earth, fifth graders say these endangered ocean giants need help…

Teacher gratitude

Waves of Gratitude and Lower School Learning: Week Seven

National Teacher Appreciation Week began on May 4 and throughout the week our own Mount Madonna School (MMS) teachers were showered with tokens of appreciation and expressions of gratitude from students, parents and colleagues. The special honoring began a day early, on…

Navigating a Brave New Educational Landscape

Faculty and Students Express a Deep Appreciation for Community Bonds On March 27 Mount Madonna School (MMS) teachers and students completed their second week of remote teaching and learning. During this same period, MMS administrators and staff continued to work remotely to…

Slough Science Increases Students’ Understanding of Watersheds, Oceans and Marine Ecosystems

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth and ninth grade students visited the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Watsonville, to learn more about its ecosystem, local watersheds and to conduct plankton and benthic labs. Fifth grade students are studying great white…